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St Saviours Church
29 October 2017 - (Bible Sunday)

Finding our place in Gods story - Today we

celebrate Bible Sunday when we consciously give
This week:
thanks for the Word of God contained within the Mon 30:
Bible. We give thanks for many reasons because 6pm Mass (St G)
the Bible and its contents touches on almost every Richard Hooker
aspect of our lives as Christians: our prayer, our
Tues 31:
beliefs, our history, our worship, our laws, our
morals, our love and care for each other. Behind 10am Mass (St S)
of all this is the core belief that Gods will for Wed 1:
humanity is revealed in scripture and these 10am Mass (St G)
divinely inspired words in turn inspire us to hear ALL SAINTS
them, heed them and make them live.
Thur 2:
9:45 Mass (St G)
5:45pm Mass (St S)
Parish Notes: ALL SOULS
Fri 3:
Remembrance - If you would like us to pray for your departed loved ones please give your 6pm Mass (St S.)
list to Fr Phelim. We will remember them all during Mass on All Souls Day, Thurs 2
St Martin de Porres
November at 9:45 am in St Germans and at 5:45 pm in St Saviours.
Fundraising Team - If you would like to help and be part of a fundraising team please Sat 4:
contact Fr Phelim. 11am Mass (St S.)
Remembrance Sunday - There will be an act of Remembrance at 11am led by Geraint on St Charles Borromeo
Sunday 12 November. Geraint will also play the Last Post. Please join us. Sun 5:
Fr Graham - We wish Fr Graham well over the next week or so as he goes into hospital. St Saviour:
Please keep him and his family in your prayers during this time. Sung Mass 9:30;
Bible Sunday - Readings today (only) are from the Revised Common Lectionary. St German:
PCC Meeting - The next meeting of the parochial council is on 7 November at 7pm. The 11 am Sung Mass;
focus will be on: mission, outreach and our worship during Advent & Christmas.
Cardiff Churches Nightshelter -Information meetings for those interested in helping in this
years NS on Monday 30 Oct in St Germans at 7pm and in St Saviours on Tuesday 31 Oct at Keep in touch:
7pm. (See our website for more details).
Cardiff Deanery Conference - in Roath Church House on Thursday 16 November at 7pm.
Fr Phelim will be presenting on our ministry to the homeless and the Churches Nightshelter. Parish Priest:
Service Times - We are currently consulting about what might be the best time for our Fr Phelim OHare,
Sunday service. Please let us know your opinion. 02922 411229,
Walsingham - If anyone wants intercessions or candles at the shrine please let Liz know.
Cardiff Foodbank - Urgent items: tinned tomatoes, fruit juice (concentrate), rice pudding (Day off - Friday)
tins, sponge pudding, tinned fruit. Not now needed: beans, cereals, tea.
Sung Mass - Please note that we now sing Christ will come in glory after the Christ has Churchwardens:
died, Christ is risen proclamation. Also, we are currently rehearsing a new Mass setting by
Steven Janco (see our website for a video of the music). We will introduce this for Advent.
Bill Eastwood
Recently Departed: Please pray for: Glenys Patricia Black, Barbara Ann Martin
07800 946949

Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 8-12 Mal 1:14b2:2b, 8-10 PSALM RESPONSE
Ps 18:2-4,47,51 Ps 131:1, 2, 3 I love you, Lord, my
Col 3:12-17 1 Thess 2:7b-9, 13
Matt 24:30-35 Matt 23:1-12 strength. (2vs)
(from RCL)


Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read,
mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience and the comfort of your holy word, we may
embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

GATHERING: OFFERTORY: You are my friends,

Here in this place, Come down, O love divine, if you keep my commands,
new light is streaming, seek thou this soul of mine, no longer slaves; I call you friends.
now is the darkness vanished away. and visit it with thine Refrain:
See, in this space, own ardor glowing;
our fears and our dreamings, O Comforter, draw near, No greater love is there than this:
brought here to you within my heart appear, to lay down one's life for a friend.
in the light of this day. and kindle it, Refrain:
Gather us in - the lost and forsaken, Thy holy flame bestowing.
gather us in - the blind and the lame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken, O let it freely burn,
we shall arise at the sound of our name. til earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let thy glorious light Love is his word, love is his way,
We are the young - shine ever on my sight, feasting with all, fasting alone,
our lives are a mystery, and clothe me round, living and dying, rising again,
we are the old - who yearn for your face. the while my path illuming. love, only love, is his way:
We have been sung
throughout all of history, Let holy charity Richer than gold
called to be light mine outward vesture be, is the love of my Lord,
to the whole human race. and lowliness become better than splendour and wealth.
Gather us in - the rich and the haughty, mine inner clothing;
gather us in - the proud and the strong. True lowliness of heart, Love is his way, love is his mark,
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly, which takes the humbler part, sharing his last Passover feast,
give us the courage to enter the song. and oer its own shortcomings Christ at his table, host to the twelve,
weeps with loathing. love, only love, is his mark:

Here we will take And so the yearning strong, Love is his mark, love is his sign,
the wine and the water, with which the soul will long, bread for our strength, wine for our joy,
here we will take the bread of new birth. shall far outpass the power "This is my body, this is my blood' -
Here you shall call of human telling; love, only love, is his sign:
your sons and your daughters, For none can guess its grace,
call us anew to be salt for the earth. till they become the place Love is his sign, love is his news,
Give us to drink the wine of compassion, where-in the Holy Spirit 'Do this,' he said, 'lest you forget
give us to eat the bread that is you. finds a dwelling. all my deep sorrow, all my dear blood' -
Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion love, only love, is his news:
lives that are holy and hearts that are
true. Love is his news, love is his name,

COMMUNION: we are his own, chosen and called,

family, brethren, cousins and kin,
Not in the dark of buildings confining, We have been told. love, only love, is his name:
not in some heaven, light years away, We've seen his face
but here in this place, and heard his voice Love is his name, love is his law,
the new light is shining; alive in our hearts. hear his command, all who are his
now is the Kingdom, now is the day. Live in my love 'Love one another, I have loved you'
Gather us in - and hold us forever, with all your heart. love, only love, is his law.
gather us in - and make us your own. As the Father has loved me,
Gather us in - all peoples together, so I have loved you. Love is his law, love is his word:
fire of love in our flesh and our bone love of the Lord, Fathcr and Word,
I am the vine; you are the branches, love of the Spirit, God ever one,
and all who live in me love, only love, is his word:
will bear great fruit.

had understood the words that were wisdom; and with gratitude in your
FIRST READING: declared to them. hearts sing psalms, hymns, and
spiritual songs to God. And
A reading from the Book of This is the word of the Lord. whatever you do, in word or deed,
Nehemiah do everything in the name of the
Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 8-12
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the
All the people gathered together into Father through him.
the square before the Water Gate. Colossians 3:12-17
They told the scribe Ezra to bring
the book of the law of Moses, which
the Lord had given to Israel.
Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought
the law before the assembly, both
men and women and all who could
hear with understanding. This was I love you, Lord, my strength.
on the first day of the seventh
month. He read from it facing the I love you, Lord, my strength,
square before the Water Gate from my rock, my fortress, my saviour.
early morning until midday, in the My God is the rock where I take GOSPEL:
presence of the men and the women refuge;
and those who could understand; my shield, my mighty help, my A reading from the Holy Gospel
and the ears of all the people were stronghold. according to St Matthew.
attentive to the book of the law. The The Lord is worthy of all praise,
scribe Ezra stood on a wooden when I call I am saved from my Then the sign of the Son of Man will
platform that had been made for the foes. appear in heaven, and then all the
purpose. tribes of the earth will mourn, and
I love you, Lord, my strength. they will see the Son of Man
And Ezra opened the book in the coming on the clouds of heaven
sight of all the people, for he was Long life to the Lord, my rock! with power and great glory. And he
standing above all the people; and Praised be the God who saves me, will send out his angels with a loud
when he opened it, all the people He has given great victories to his trumpet call, and they will gather his
stood up. Then Ezra blessed the king elect from the four winds, from one
Lord, the great God, and all the and shown his love for his end of heaven to the other.
people answered, Amen, Amen, anointed. From the fig tree learn its lesson: as
lifting up their hands. Then they soon as its branch becomes tender
bowed their heads and worshipped I love you, Lord, my strength. and puts forth its leaves, you know
the Lord with their faces to the that summer is near. So also, when
ground. you see all these things, you know
that he is near, at the very gates.
So they read from the book, from Truly I tell you, this generation will
the law of God, with interpretation. not pass away until all these things
They gave the sense, so that the SECOND READING: have taken place. Heaven and earth
people understood the reading. will pass away, but my words will
And Nehemiah, who was the not pass away.
governor, and Ezra the priest and A reading from St Pauls letter to the
scribe, and the Levites who taught Colossians.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
the people said to all the people,
As Gods chosen ones, holy and
This day is holy to the Lord your Matthew 24:0-35
beloved, clothe yourselves with
God; do not mourn or weep. For all
compassion, kindness, humility,
the people wept when they heard
meekness, and patience. Bear with
the words of the law. Then he said to
one another and, if anyone has a
them, Go your way, eat the fat and
complaint against another, forgive
drink sweet wine and send portions
each other; just as the Lord has
of them to those for whom nothing
forgiven you, so you also must
is prepared, for this day is holy to
forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves
our Lord; and do not be grieved, for
with love, which binds everything
the joy of the Lord is your strength.
together in perfect harmony. And let
So the Levites stilled all the people,
the peace of Christ rule in your
saying, Be quiet, for this day is holy;
hearts, to which indeed you were
do not be grieved. And all the
called in the one body. And be
people went their way to eat and
thankful. Let the word of Christ
drink and to send portions and to
dwell in you richly; teach and
make great rejoicing, because they
admonish one another in all